Josef Albers

German-American, 1888–1976

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Bio

Josef Albers was a legendary teacher and color theorist. The artist is best known for his iconic “Homage to the Square” series (1949–76), which features nested squares of varying colors and explores how different juxtapositions of form and hue …

Blue chip status
Blue-chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Auction
High auction record
£2.3m, Sotheby's, 2017

Notable works

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Career highlights
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 5 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 17 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 3 more
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